A walk in the park for Bruges, Lokeren meet Hull City

Club Brugge have qualified for the final qualifying round of the Europa League, beating Denmark's Brondby 0-2 in Copenhagen. Club Brugge were never in trouble and took it 5-0 on aggregate. Zulte Waregem were ousted by Shakhter Soligorsk of Belarus. The draw for the final qualifying round was made around noon. Lokeren - that didn't have to play yet - are meeting Hull City.

In-form Chilean striker Nicolas Castillo broke the deadlock for FC Bruges in Denmark. He converted a free kick 5 minutes before the break, after a poor start from his team. Fernando Menegazzo added a second one in added time just before the break with a lob, sealing the win for Bruges. The West-Flemings thus wipe out last year's European debacle when they were ousted in an early phase. 

Zulte Waregem needed a miracle in Belorussia after losing the home tie 2-5 last week. This didn't happen though, and Zulte Waregem were happy to manage a 2-all draw.

Cup winners Lokeren meet FA Cup runners-up

Belgium has two teams left in the Europa League: Club Brugge and Cup winners Sporting Lokeren who only join the European battle in the next round, the last one before the Europa League group phase. Club Brugge next meet Grasshopper Zurich of Switzerland, while Lokeren will face English opposition from Hull City (first legs 21 August, second legs 28 August).

Hull City are the FA Cup runners-up and beat Slovakia's AS Trencin in the previous round, winning the home tie 2-1 after a goalless draw in Slovakia.

Standard travel to Russia

In the Champions League, Standard will meet Zenit Saint-Petersburg in the final qualifying round before the group phase. Zenit is the club of the Belgian internationals Nicolas Lombaerts and Axel Witsel. Witsel will return to his former club Standard.

Belgian champions Anderlecht are qualified directly for the Champions League.